5 High-Tech Weapons You Wouldn’t Have Believed Existed

Today is Gunpowder Day, the day in which Guy Fawkes was arrested for trying to blow up 36 gunpowder kegs in the basement of the British Parliament. At the time, kegs of explosives might have been the most effective method of destruction — no longer. Thanks to the wonders of technology, weapons systems have advanced to the stage where there no longer need to be any moving parts. Furthermore, weapons that the general public knows as “futuristic” are considered yesterday’s news to the shadowy, corporate weapons developers. Our ignorance doesn’t take away from the fact that what these companies have released to the public is completely mind-blowing. It really makes you wonder what kinds of killer merchandise they have in the works right now. All we can show you are five of the most high-tech weapons you wouldn’t believe existed but do — they’re below.



    1. DeliberateConfusion says:

      Dear Mr. Sinclair,

      I hate to be the one to inform you that metal storm weapons do, in fact, use gunpowder. They are not magnetically propelled weapons like railguns. They just stack the rounds on top of each other inside the tube without cartridges. So it will be (starting from the back of the tube) a portion of gunpowder, then a round, then another portion of gunpowder, then the round, continuously up the length of the barrel. There are then electronic mechanisms inside the barrel which will ignite the gunpowder in sequence. Here is a more in depth look at how they are fired, rather than just a video showing the gun firing.

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